Gaming Desktop Won't Start Up

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  1. Jkad155

    Jkad155 Newbie

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    I'm really afraid the motherboard is broken.

    The Problem--The computer won't start (it won't even POST). For reasons too long to go into, my graphics card was disabled, so I needed to reset the CMOS battery (cuz I'm dumb). I unplugged everything and held the power button for a bit, removed the battery, snapped the battery back in (+) side up, and closed the chassis. Now, when I plug in the power cable, the following occurs:
    (1) The LEDs and fan start immediately without me even pressing the power button. The front power light is yellow for about 1/2 second, then it turns blue like the other LEDs (I'm unsure if the yellow-blue change is normal because I don't remember if, before this problem started, the power light started yellow like this; blue is its normal color though). The fan starts quietly, but after about 4-5 seconds, it becomes very loud (before this problem started, the fan was always nearly silent).
    (2) After about 1 second, the words "entering power saver mode" appear on the monitor (before this problem started, these words only appeared if I either turned on the monitor without connecting the PC, disconnected the PC from the monitor, or changed the monitor's input to the wrong channel); nothing else appears on the monitor, and about 15 seconds later the monitor goes black again.
    (3) After about 30 second-to-one-minute the PC itself just shuts off.
    (4) During this whole process, the PC doesn't beep during startup and the USB mouse/keyboard don't light up or show cap/number lock at all. It goes through this same process every time I either plug it in or hit power. At the moment it's just a bright, loud doorstop.

    My System--I'm using an Aurora r6, with:
    i7 7700,
    Nvidia gtx 1070 (plus the onboard Intel graphics card),
    16gb RAM,
    1TB HDD.
    I bought it new a few months ago (it is under warranty, but I don't know if the CMOS reset voided that).

    Any idea what's causing problem? Mobo? GPU?
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Have you tried the power supply?
     
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  3. DukeCLR

    DukeCLR Notebook Deity

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    The only time I have anything like this was when I had a plug come loose, I would double check that everything is re seated and secure. PSU and Memory issues can be a PITA.
     
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  4. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Try disconnecting your HDD and if it POSTs then your HDD is likely to failing. If all else won't work then your MB must be RMA'ed.
     
  5. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    If the HDD was failing he would get a message saying "No drive detected". It's definitely not a drive failure.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    I had similar issue with my older desktop, though I discovered it accidentally. I checked everything but suddenly my hand pulled the SATA cable by mistake and voila the PC POSTed and RMA'ed the HDD.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    EVen if the HDD is the problem, he should be able to get into the BIOS and the PC will just sit there doing nothing, it won't auto-power off after 30 seconds. I'm leaning towards a PSU going bad.
     
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